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NEW: Working with Children with Disabilities

NEW: Trafficking, Exploitation & Modern Slavery

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Spotlight on Child Neglect…….

The Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) Business Plan 2017/19 states that work is required to identify and deal with childhood neglect.

As a positive step forward the Board has purchased the NSPCC tool - Graded Care Profile 2.

About GCP2

GCP2 is an assessment tool that supports practitioners to make a judgement about whether or not parental care is neglectful. The tool helps practitioners to measure the quality of care given to a child, and make it easier for professionals to spot when sub-optimal parenting is putting a child at risk of harm.

Book your place on the Neglect & GCP2 Training via CPD Online

Neglect & Graded Care Profile 2 Information


The Silent Victim 2 Conference 

will be taking place on the 24 November 2017

The following topics will be covered:

  • White Ribbon Day
  • Herefordshire Domestic Homicide Reviews
  • DVA with additional vulnerabilities
  • Young Offenders and Domestic Violence
  • DVA Teenagers 16-18 years
  • Lucy SCR (Gloucester)

 More Information will follow shortly

NOW LIVE! -  NEW HSCB multi-agency policies and procedures manual

The new Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board multi-agency policies and procedures manual is now available on the new West Midlands Safeguarding Children Procedures website. Please click the link to access the website.

Update 07/12/16

Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has today published the Serious Case Review Overview Report on Family HJ which can be found on the following page:

Tackling CSE Conference 27th April 2016

HSCB held a multi agency conference on 27th April at the Hereford Academy, which over 100 frontline practitioners attended.  The key note speakers were Dr Peter Unwin, Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, spoke about the perceptions of CSE in a Rural County , and Lorin LaFave (pictured below), mother of 14 year old  Surrey school boy, Breck Bednar, who was groomed and murdered by an online predator. Lorin gave a very powerful talk out about Breck's tragic death to raise awareness of the dangers online. Her speech was also filmed by a Channel 5 production company for a series of documentaries which was shown in June/July 2016 titled "Kids that Kill".

Delegates had the choice of  two workshops from the list below, to assist learning in order to keep the children we work with safe from sexual exploitation. 

  • Local Pathways and Tools – Children’s Social Care
  • Sexting/E-Safety -  West Mercia & Warwickshire Police
  • UK Child Trafficking -  Mike Hand, National Human Trafficking Expert
  • Understanding Consent – West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
  • Drugs and Alcohol Misuse and CSE–  Addaction

For further information on Child Sexual Exploitation, please visit  our CSE page.

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